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Iran swings the banhammer at Pokemon GO

Iran swings the banhammer at Pokemon GO

While there are a number of countries eagerly awaiting the arrival of Pokemon GO, it would appear that Iran is not one of them. The country has banned the app due to security concerns, giving Iran the distinction of being the first country to officially ban the popular game. Of course, whether or not such a ban actually stops Iranians from playing Pokemon GO is another thing entirely.

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Google Maps update brings ride service options and offline features

Google Maps update brings ride service options and offline features

Google Maps has received some cool new updates that will make it easier to get around town when traveling or at home. One of the new features is designed to make it easier for you to get along with Google Maps even if you are in an area where service is spotty. The new feature adds a WiFi-only mode to Google Maps allowing it to be used entirely offline for Android devices.

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Pokemon Go has a new nearby tracker in testing now

Pokemon Go has a new nearby tracker in testing now

Pokemon Go launched with a system to track what Pokemon are nearby your location, but that system broke shortly after the game launched. This is in part what led to the hoards of third party tracking services such as Pokevision that have since been banned. The original nearby system showed footprints on the images with three meaning far away and one meaning close.

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iPhone 7 release date nears as new video details Plus

iPhone 7 release date nears as new video details Plus

Apple's iPhone 7 - as we assume it'll be called - grows ever nearer to its release date, and all along its path are littered leaks. What we're seeing today is a video which shows mock-ups (really, really good mock-ups) of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Pro, and iPhone 6s. This video hypothesizes the idea that there could just be an iPhone 6 SE - much like we've seen with the iPhone SE on the market today, using the body of the iPhone 4 and the brains of the iPhone 6. Three different colors are also shown.

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Pokemon GO rakes in $200 million during first month of availability

Pokemon GO rakes in $200 million during first month of availability

As if we needed any more evidence that Pokemon GO was a wild, record-breaking success, app analytics firm Sensor Tower is saying that Pokemon GO has managed to pull in an estimated $200 million in global revenue during its first month. Of course, we've all been expecting Pokemon GO to raise a ridiculous amount of revenue, but if this $200 million figure holds true, that puts it head and shoulders above other top earners in the mobile space.

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Disney Mix is a family-friendly messaging app that’s safe for kids

Disney Mix is a family-friendly messaging app that’s safe for kids

If the thought of yet another mobile messaging app is enough to make you gag, well, you're probably not alone. But now Disney has gotten into the game with Mix, a messaging app that's specially designed for kids and families. Available now on iOS and Android, Disney Mix may not seem as impressive as services like WhatsApp or Snapchat, but it includes a number of features designed to keep kids and pre-teens safe online.

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Pokemon Go arrives in 15 Asian countries, Niantic confirms catching difficulties are a bug

Pokemon Go arrives in 15 Asian countries, Niantic confirms catching difficulties are a bug

Pokemon trainers across Asia are rejoicing this weekend, as 15 additional countries in the region have seen Pokemon Go rollout to their app stores for iOS and Android. Niantic, the game's developer, explained earlier this week that the controversial decision to shut out popular third-party mapping services, such as Pokevision, was in order to reduce strain on their servers, and give them the freedom to focus more on bringing Pokemon Go to other parts of the world.

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Facebook takes another swing at Snapchat with MSQRD selfie filter test

Facebook takes another swing at Snapchat with MSQRD selfie filter test

Don't look now, but Facebook is making another move to attempt to woo some users away from Snapchat. After Instagram introduced a Snapchat-inspired Stories feature, Facebook has rolled out a new Olympics-themed test in Brazil and Canada that features selfie filters from MSQRD, a company the social media giant acquired earlier this year.

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Skiplagged Pokemon tracker leads pack of GO update map tools

Skiplagged Pokemon tracker leads pack of GO update map tools

Today we're taking a look at the latest batch of Pokemon GO tools for modifying the game experience intended by Niantic. To be clear, we do not endorse the use of any of these tools, we're reporting the facts in the evolving phenomenon that is Pokemon GO. We'll be getting more into the ethics of Pokemon GO journalism later - for now, let's have a peek at what Skiplagged's tools are all about - and have a peek at a few more tools for mapping and organizing Pokemon GO assets as well.

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Spotify launches Release Radar, a playlist dedicated to new music

Spotify launches Release Radar, a playlist dedicated to new music

If you consider yourself something of a music aficionado, then you know that keeping up with new releases isn't exactly the easiest thing to do. The music industry is constantly releasing new albums at a ridiculous rate, making it easy to miss a few gems in a sea of new music. Spotify is rolling out another curated playlist that might help with some of those new release blues, introducing the world to Release Radar today.

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Pokemon GO’s latest bug makes monster catching much more difficult

Pokemon GO’s latest bug makes monster catching much more difficult

Pokemon GO's latest patch did more than just take away the game's tracking feature, as it's also introduced a bug that makes Pokemon more difficult to catch. Niantic confirmed the bug after players noticed that Pokemon were escaping Pokeballs and running away from battles much more frequently, saying that it's working on a fix for the issue.

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iOS 9.3.4 update credits Team Pangu for closing jailbreak hole

iOS 9.3.4 update credits Team Pangu for closing jailbreak hole

The irony of Apple's latest security bulletin is perhaps not lost on the jailbreaking community. A mere days after the said community rejoiced over the release of a jailbreak tool for the current iOS 9.3.3, Apple releases an iOS 9.4.4 update that, though not explicitly saying so, practically plugs up the exploit used to jailbreak the iPhone. As if adding insult to injury, the bulletin specifically names Team Pangu, the popular hacking team devoted to jailbreaking iOS.

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